Congratulations! Your past performance in the 2007-2009 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K and/or 2008-2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon qualifies you for Seeded Start Corral C (Wave 1) at the 2010 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K on March 21. For more information on the Wave Start and Start Corral qualifying standards click here.
I mean, that's all well and good, but... here's the thing. I finished the Chicago Marathon (barely) in 6.5 hours. As in, behind the last pace car. I crossed the finish line and got a medal, but officially I didn't finish.
I'm as much of a sucker for a seeded start as the next person, and I do love the Shamrock Shuffle. But how on earth did I earn a seeded start?
Oh... here's how:
Seeded Start Corral Qualifying Standards:
Note: by finishing the Chicago Marathon, even unofficially, I automatically get into the first wave of runners. No idea why they want to promote this race so badly when it's the second largest in the city (after the marathon), but if I were in Chicago, I'd do this.